Saturday, April 1, 2017

Different People, Different Braids

I was recently talking to somebody who referred to a Dutch braid she'd done on her hair as a French braid. Being an obnoxious know-it-all, I pointed out that what she actually had was a Dutch braid. This person's ego, however, dwarfed mine because she as good as told me that I didn't know what I was talking about and insisted that her braid was, in fact, French, ta gueule!

How can you move forward with somebody who wouldn't accept correction? You just shrug your shoulders and think, "Oh well. There's no teaching the arrogant ignorant." That's what sensible people who don't want to waste their time do.

Me, however, I make a YouTube video on the subject and rope my daughter into the silliness with me. We did have fun making the video. It was particularly challenging because we made an incorrect assumption (that we could do a voice-over or dub using the YouTube video editor). We experimented with a few free video-making programs downloadable from the Internet before we settled on VideoPad.

And this is what we ended up with.

So now that you know the difference between a French braid and a Dutch braid, you can now live a happy life, rule the world, or smirk knowingly the next time some arrogant ignorant tries to incorrectly school you on this very important distinction. :D


kryzteta said...

That's so pretty! How come it looks so easy when you do it. ☺☺

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks! Decades of practice? :D